Friday, May 10, 2013
Black diesel smoke rolls out of the locomotives as the 'Last Train' ceremonies come to a close in Douglas. The gentleman in the middle of the picture holding the young boy was Herbert "Herb" Witten. He was the Waterville School's Grounds Keeper for many years. He passed away in September of 1993 at the age of 63. Herb's uncle, Henry A. Witten, a wheat farmer, was killed in the flood of 1948 between Waterville and Douglas when he drowned attempting to cross rushing waters. Photo by Antia Sprauer, taken on March 2, 1985.